Filmmaker Niel Jordan is going into production on a new female vampire called Byzantium, and he's cast Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) as the two lead vampires. The script for the film was written by Moira Buffini and it tells the story of a mother vampire who turns her own daughter into a vampire and the pair form a lethal partnership, sometimes posing as sisters.
This sounds like it could be a pretty sick and twisted vampire flick. A mother and daughter vampire team going out flirting with guys and then eating them, typical. Ronan and Arterton should be great in these roles. As for Jordan being director, he's previously worked on such films such as The Crying Game, Interview with a Vampire, Michael Collins, The Butcher's Boy, The End of the Affair, The Good Thief, and more. All of these a pretty solid movies, so Byzantium should turn out good.
The movie has a $11 million foallr budget and will start shooting in October. What are your thoughts on this new vampire film project?
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